At the beginning of March 2019, British Showjumping completed on the purchase of Home Farm, Hothorpe in Leicestershire with the plans for it to become the National Training Centre for the sport.
Acquiring and developing a National Training Centre has been an ambition for the Sport over the past ten years and it is with great delight that British Showjumping are now able to announce that such a superb facility has been secured.
Claudia Moore won the Charles Britton Equestrian Construction Winter JA Classic Qualifiers at Arena UK over the weekend of 2nd and 3rd March. The qualifiers were held at Arena UK in Grantham, Lincolnshire during the 148cm Pony Premier Show.
Harry Bateman took the top spot in the Final Champagne Cave Winter Grades B & C Qualifier at South View Equestrian Centre on Friday 22nd February 2019.
The weekend of 22nd to 24th February saw the last show of the Winter Classic Series at South View Equestrian Centre in Cheshire. The event played host to a number of final qualifiers including The Champagne Cave Winter Grades B&C Championship Qualifier.
The Junior team, under the watchful eye of Chef d’Equipe Tony Newbery, put in some outstanding performances on 8th April 2019 in the Junior Nations Cup at Sentower Park in Opglabbeek to claim the title after a two-way third round jump-off.
Competing under the sponsor banner of Team NAF, the four-strong squad were robust from the start with two of the four jumping clear in the first round and the team having to carry just 4 penalties through. This saw them sit in joint 2nd place, after all eleven nations had jumped in the first round, alongside Belgium and Ireland whilst Germany held the lead on a zero-penalty score.
It was a successful start to the season for the British Pony squad, competing under the title sponsor banner of Team LeMieux, at Sentower Park in Opglabbeek in Belgium on the afternoon of 8th April 2019.
Eight teams came forward to contest the twelve obstacles of the Nations Cup course. The open water was testing for some, but not as much as the final straight which took in a treble followed by a related distance to the final fence, an oxer going away from home.
In an exciting new development for 2019, British Showjumping’s Young Horse Championship Show will take place at Bolesworth Castle near Tattenhall, Chester at the home of the Bolesworth International Horse Show. Read more
Buying a horse is a serious decision, and one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. The process to find the perfect horse should take time and care on the buyer’s part. Not only can horses be expensive, they also require quite a lot of money to keep. Between feeding, stabling and training them, a horse is quite an investment, and thus, one that should be analysed carefully. Read more
Kent’s Cerys Withey riding Samantha Withey’s Apart EA won the Dodson & Horrell 95cm National Amateur Second Round at Barleylands Equestrian Centre in Essex, qualifying for the hugely popular Dodson & Horrell National Amateur Championships, which will be held at Aintree Equestrian Centre in Liverpool from 13th to 18th November.